beach sunrise wrote:The cancer can cause pain and the chemo can cause pain and inflammation.
What do his imflammation markers look Like? Have they done the bloodwork for them?
beach sunrise wrote:CRP or hsCRP, Fibrinogen, Ferritin, D-dimer, IGF-1 are def the ones onc should be fimiliar with. Look and see, if not checked have them checked. There are a few more but can't think of them at the moment. I will check my bloodwork and let you know.
I don't know about the cancer causing pain just maybe it is starting to press on a nerve or something. Not fimiliar with it but get to the bottom of it. I only mentioned it as one person has said the cancer was pressing on something, causing pain.
Jacques wrote:Here is some more information on available systemic inflammation tests, along with French translations:
hCRP - CRP/CRP US - Protéine C Réactive Sang héparine si pvt labo, tube gel J0 / NTo learn more about a particular test, you can look at the description of the test, in English, found on the Life Extension website. Click on the test name, then click on its Description once you have found the right page.
ESR - Vitesse de Sédimentation (VS) Sang EDTA J0 / N Se fait sur le tube NFS (prélever 1 seul
tube si NFS+VS)
Fibrinogen - Fibrinogène Sang citrate J0 / N Renseignements cliniques, bilan CIVD.
Serum Protein electrophoresis -Electrophorèse des protéines Sang tube sec tubes gel J2 / N
There is also a list of inflammatory markers, along with explanations, found in Chapter 15 of the following book:
Life over Cancer (2009) Keith Block M.D.
Chapter 15 “Inflammation: Overcoming Cancer’s Fiery Side” pp 324-345
15.3.1 Measuring Inflammatory Status
126.96.36.199 C-reactive protein (CRP)
188.8.131.52 Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR)
184.108.40.206 PGE-2 and LTB4 markers
rp1954 wrote:You've got a fairly good data set, it is missing inflammation data that is important in various ways to cancer and treatments. Cheapest for us is ESR, $2. Probably best overall is hsCRP it is cheap in the US costly for us but is important for markers; and ferritin taken at least occasionally-it tends to be associated with the cancer. A marker used mostly for liver cancer is AFP but noted more often in Asian CRC papers, it turned out to be very inexpensive for us, and especially important in later years. Another cancer useful, off label marker is ceruloplasmin, that can be useful and targeted. Other inexpensive panels that are worthwhile occasionally are HgbA1C, bilirubin and protein AG, some people need to monitor them frequently on chemo.
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catstaff wrote:My DH developed this side effect. He just had a CT two weeks ago and the met that could have been involved is nearly gone, so it is inflammation in his case and may be complicated by C. diff. He also has discharge which is indicative of inflammation. The onc prescribed a prescription cortisone cream and we got some OTC hemorrhoid cream with lidocaine, which also helps. It's fairly cyclic for him.
Irenotecan causes or exacerbates inflammation. It's associated with the "late diarrhea" phenomenon. Which cycle is your dad on?
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